Great Gable Climber's Log

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steved - May 8, 2019 3:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2019

From Wasdale Campsite  Sucess!

Part of a route that included Kirk Fell, Pillar, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike and Yewbarrow


MikeLJ - Feb 2, 2019 8:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1985

My first trip to the Lakes  Sucess!

Climbed in thick cloud with Ian and Sue.


BigLee - Feb 17, 2014 10:14 am Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2014

Via Central Gully  Sucess!

Via Central Gully


rgg - May 29, 2012 12:46 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2012

Hot and sunny  Sucess!

From a distance, Great Gable already looked impressive, but descending from Kirk Fell, I very much wondered how a hiking trail could lead me up there.

Earlier, I had met several people who assured me that I wouldn't even have to scramble, but even from close by, I couldn't make out the upper part of the route to the summit plateau and the terrain looked steep. I felt a bit tired already, and it was the middle of the afternoon on a hot day, but nevertheless I decided to start up the clear path on the scree, trusting that the trail would show itself when I got higher.

It did. Above the scree, the route reached a big boulder field, and was marked by cairns. It also was a lot less steep than what it had looked like earlier on. Before I knew it, I reached the summit plateau.


markhallam - Aug 7, 2011 8:21 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2008

With Jake the Dog  Sucess!

Did a long day with Jake, 5 year old golden retriever, over Great & Green Gables then round and up Scafell Pike before long descent back to Borrowdale. Jake didn't like the rocks on top of Scafell and got very hot - aided by the odd stream we found. But he was so tired at the end, I nearly had to cock his leg for him.

Attila the Hun

Attila the Hun - Aug 11, 2010 5:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

as part of Borrowdale Fell Race   Sucess!

a long slog up from Sty head as part of the above race.


AndyWhaley - Jul 30, 2010 4:19 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

Eagles Nest Gully  Sucess!

Climbed via Eagles Nest Gully in excellent weather. Went onto Kirk Fell & Pillar. Great day out.


Simnel - Mar 3, 2010 12:55 pm

Lots of times  Sucess!

Hiked scrambled and rock climbed lots of wonderful routes. One of my favourite mountains.


Andy_Hornung - Jul 19, 2008 5:36 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2010

A great day off  Sucess!

Great winter's day with superb views of Scafell group from the summit

Also on July 28 1982, en route frm Buttermere to Esk Hause, part of a week long backpacking tour of the lakes.


mountainmanmark - Jan 26, 2008 2:56 pm

Memories  Sucess!

Climbed this one a few times by various routes depending on the group. One fond memory is on a very windy day having one guy quite literally picked up and thrown down the path, quite spectacular


norm79 - Jan 6, 2008 4:23 pm

Various routes  Sucess!

Climbed it from Sty Head and Beck Head. Done the climbers traverse, threaded the Needle. Classic mountain experiences...

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 26, 2007 11:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

From Honister Pass  Sucess!

My wife, 8 month old son, and 10 year old dog all made it to the summit. We had a nice scramble up parts of the Northwest buttress and descended via Green Gable.


tphubbard - May 20, 2007 6:08 pm

In about 1994  Sucess!

- have'nt been up it since, though I am hatching plans to do the Mosedale Horseshoe then Great Gable, Great End and the Scafells as a run.


Nanuls - Apr 27, 2007 8:37 am

Green Gable, Great Gable, Allen Crags and Glaramara  Sucess!

Did it in on my own in winter, superb views could see for miles

Jay Power

Jay Power - Nov 22, 2006 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1978

from Seathwaite  Sucess!

I was a young lad then.


munroitis - Jan 29, 2006 3:54 pm

Route Climbed: Grey Crag, Green Gable & Great Gable. Date Climbed: 16th July 2000  Sucess!

After going way over the top with a series of Ghyll scrambles I emerged onto the shoulder of Grey Crag totally soaked. From here a traverse over Green Gable was made and then a contoured path around the back of Great Gable was followed until we came across the rock playground. The scramble to the summit was a bit OTT and in hindsite I put myself into possitions I shouldn't have.

All in in all having returned home in one peice on a glorious day I couldn't complain.

Phillip Stasiw

Phillip Stasiw - Dec 9, 2005 10:21 am

Route Climbed: Scramble up a gully near the Needle Date Climbed: 30th November 2005  Sucess!

A very nasty day in that visability was down to 100ft,rain and snow did not help, and carrying a rack and rope for a climb that never looked on due to conditions being bad when we left the car,ever the optimist we thought we had a 50/50 chance it would blow over,it didnt!!! Still,it's all about character building on days like that! fine area,better luck next time....


fdoctor - Jun 14, 2005 12:01 pm

Route Climbed: Sphinx Ridge Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

A great day out with an old friend not seen for about 20yrs. Considering he taught Alan Hinkes to climb I guess I've missed out a bit! Done lots of other routes over the years, some scambles from the Needle, others walks from Wasdale and Honistor pass.


mountainmanjohn - Jan 11, 2005 11:25 am

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: 1995  Sucess!

Have been up via a few routes. Great mountain with fine views. The Sphynx and needle should get a visit, they add interest to the day.


Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey - Feb 10, 2004 2:06 pm

Route Climbed: napes needle Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!


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